We nixed birthdays on the blog because there are too many of you, but for Captain Osorio, we'll make an exception. Happy birthday to our favorite weirdo—"the wheel and the grease," to quote Fox from last year, and the one without whom this whole CFSBK thing would never exist. If you want to give him the best birthday gift ever, find a way to help get CFSBK's Instagram account to 3,000 followers by midnight!
- Yesterday was also Inside the Affiliate's second birthday! Head over there to see the latest post about our virtual tour on Google maps, which is such a cool reminder of how much this place has grown.
Coat + Canned Food + Book Drive
We're combining our coat and can drive with a book drive this year. To keep it simple our collection dates for coats and cans and books (children, to be specific) are going to run from November 15 - 25. Please bring all donations to the Front Desk.
New York Cares Coat Drive
Give the gift of warmth this holiday season. CFSBK is collecting new and gently used winter coats to help keep those in need warm during the winter season. New York Cares aims to collect 100,000 gently used winter coats each November and December and distributes them to thousands of men, women, and children who would otherwise go without them. They work hand-in-hand with a wide variety of Community Partners in New York City to make sure coats are distributed as quickly as possible. We are only collecting coats at this time.
City Harvest Canned Food Drive
CFSBK is collecting canned foods to help stock NYC's food pantries and soup kitchens. City Harvest helps feed the more than 1.4 million New Yorkers facing hunger each year. They provide free deliveries of food to more than 500 emergency food programs throughout New York City. The most needed foods are canned fruit, canned vegetables, canned proteins (like fish and chicken), and peanut butter (plastic jars).
Reading Partners Children's Book Drive
Reading Partners is a national nonprofit organization that trains students from low-income schools to be confident readers and they need more books! Bring your your gently used children's books to CFSBK for the Reading Partners Book drive. These books benefit struggling readers from kindergarten to the 4th grade. We'll post a flyer on the bulletin board with author and title suggestions, please donate new or gently used books only.
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